The annual Fools & Fans Festival celebrates folly almost as much as it celebrates beer. KZN brewers Megan Gemmell and Dion van Huyssteen combined the two in their special festival brew, but would fermenting a beer on the long drive down turn out to be foolish or fantastic?
It’s a pretty long drive from Durban to Greyton; 1592km to be precise. But is this long enough to complete a fermentation and have a drinkable beer by the time you arrive in the Overberg hamlet? This is a question we pondered just before Fools & Fans back in 2020. Then, of course, Covid arrived and dashed all plans, so we put the idea on ice.